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Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017)

Long Strange Trip (original title)
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A look at the 30-year career of The Grateful Dead.

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Amir Bar-Lev
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Perry Barlow ... Self
Tom Constanten ... Self (archive footage)
Sam Cutler Sam Cutler ... Self
Jerry Garcia ... Self (archive footage)
Donna Godchaux ... Self (archive footage)
Keith Godchaux Keith Godchaux ... Self (archive footage)
Mickey Hart ... Self
Robert Hunter ... Self (archive footage)
Bill Kreutzmann ... Self
Phil Lesh Phil Lesh ... Self
Ron McKernan Ron McKernan ... Self (archive footage)
Dennis McNally Dennis McNally ... Self
Barbara 'Brigid' Meier Barbara 'Brigid' Meier ... Self
Brent Mydland ... Self (archive footage)
Steve Parish Steve Parish ... Self
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Storyline

The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.

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Taglines:

The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug content throughout, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,272, 28 May 2017

Gross USA:

$351,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,957
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the documentary, it shows clips of footage that has never been seen before. Bob Weir (Guitarist) confirmed this in episode 2 of the 6-Part documentary. See more »

Quotes

Sam Cutler: The Grateful Dead are dumb... They make fabulous music, wonderful, amazing music... When it came to business decisions, stupid.
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Soundtracks

Stella Blue
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Written by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia
Performed by Grateful Dead
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A Truly Beautiful, Masterful and Moving Journey
20 March 2017 | by johnny-white-1See all my reviews

I had the good fortune of viewing this documentary at a screening organized for friends of some of the folks involved in putting the film together. I had a bit of an appreciation for the Grateful Dead prior to viewing this film, but now I have a newly discovered fascination with the Dead, and feel like I could easily and happily be a Dead Head! I think this film is extraordinarily important as it chronicles one of the most iconic bands in history, in a way that has never been done before. I wholeheartedly recommend this film.


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